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Crowd-based peer review can be good and fast

Crowd-based peer review can be good and fast | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Confidential feedback from many interacting reviewers can help editors make better, quicker decisions, explains Benjamin List. (...) - Nature, by Benjamin List, 30 May 2017

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Digital humanities platforms set to challenge technical barriers to digital research skills development.

Digital humanities platforms set to challenge technical barriers to digital research skills development. | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Digital humanists are becoming increasingly aware of the potential for much wider impact through ‘crowdscribing’ and other innovative approaches to digital research. Emma Goodwin provides further information on a new initiative DHCrowdscribe that allows early career researchers to gain from resources and expertise to support technical project development. This approach will also foster wider collaboration between the humanities and other more scientific or technical disciplines. (...) - LSE Blog "Impact of Social Sciences", by Emma Goodwin, 7 April 2014


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Emma Goodwin is talking about the platform DHCrowdscribe dedicated to promote interdisciplinary engagement in the #digitaldhumanities for doctoral or early career researchers. Projects are also open to #crowdsourcing and #citizenscience. #dhAHRC #openscience

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Reddit prompts citizen scientists to go dig up dirt

Reddit prompts citizen scientists to go dig up dirt | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Soil sample collection project designed to find new drugs explodes in popularity.

 

Thousands of citizen scientists around the country are getting their hands dirty collecting soil samples after the Internet bestowed a recent burst of attention on a soil sampling project. The crowdsourced project, which aims to find new drugs by cultivating fungi from soil samples, drew only moderate interest since it began in 2010. But it caught a lucky break on social media and has now exploded, surpassing researchers' wildest dreams in just a few days. (...) - Science, by Emily Conover, 18 March 2015


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